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Ampersand wins prestigious catering contract with Historic Royal Palaces

Ampersand has won a five and a half year public catering contract for Historic Royal Palaces worth a combined estimated sales value of £60 million.  
From October 2011, we will provide the public catering services at the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace, which together attract over 3.2 million visitors every year. As part of the contract plans are afoot to launch a new café at Kensington Palace and a destination waterfront restaurant at the Tower of London.

Paul Jackson, Managing Director of Ampersand said: "We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Historic Royal Palaces. This appointment turns the spotlight on what Ampersand does best – delivering leading edge, creative ideas and services that enhance the visitor experience which in turn delivers financial returns for our clients.”

The best of British seasonal produce will be central to the menus at the variety of restaurants and cafes in the palaces, but each will also pay homage to the history and character of the individual setting.

Danny Homan, Director of Communication & Development at Historic Royal Palaces said: "Ampersand won a highly competitive tender process with a combination of creativity, innovation and flair. We are thoroughly looking forward to the team transforming catering across all the palaces and are convinced that our customers will be surprised and delighted by their ideas. Great catering is ever more important to our visitors and staff and this contract is a unique opportunity for Ampersand to make real impact within some of the UK’s most popular historic sites”.

Alison Tyler, Managing Director of the Commercial Businesses within CH&Co said: "This contract is a significant milestone for Ampersand. We have been in this sector for the last six years, ever since we first won the business at the Royal Institute of British Architects. It is only a year since we launched Ampersand as a specialist brand. Winning this contract is an endorsement of our great team, creative food ideas, service standards as well as our sales and marketing expertise.”
Winning this contract is an endorsement of our great team, creative food ideas, service standards as well as our sales and marketing expertise.


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